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Japan-Canada Chambers Council Joint Statement

Japan-Canada Chambers Council Joint Statement

The Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce (CCC) hosted the annual joint meeting of Japan-Canada Chambers Council (JCCC) in Tokyo on November 1, 2023.

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce and the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) launched the Japan Canada Chambers Council (JCCC) in 2014.

It is a shared platform to build relationships, share knowledge, and advocate policies to support bilateral trade and investment. The JCCC includes senior executives from leading member companies in both groups.

The JCCC is an annual event, hosted alternatively by the Chamber and the JCCI. It presents a unique opportunity for Canadian organizations to meet with senior business executives from some of Japan’s top companies.

On November 1, 2023, as part of the event, Tatsuo Yasunaga, Japan Chair, Japan-Canada Chambers Council and Steve Dechka, Canada Chair, Japan-Canada Chambers Council, signed the annual JCCC Joint Statement. Ambassador Ian McKay as well as Ambassador Yamanouchi also both signed the joint statement as witnesses.

Canadian Chamber President and CEO, Perrin Beatty, with Minister Ng and Japan’s METI Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura during the official kick-off reception of the Team Canada mission at Canada’s Embassy in Japan.
Minister Lawrence MacAulay, Minister Mary Ng, and Ambassador Ian McKay perform the traditional sake barrel opening “Kagami-Biraki” with Japanese hosts.

About the Canadian Chamber of Commerce — The Future of Business Success

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce is Canada’s largest and most activated business network — representing over 400 chambers of commerce and boards of trade and more than 200,000 business of all sizes, from all sectors of the economy and from every part of the country — to create the conditions for our collective success. The Canadian Chamber of Commerce is the undisputed champion and catalyst for the future of business success. From working with government on economy-friendly policy to providing services that inform commerce and enable trade, we give each of our members more of what they need to succeed: insight into markets, competitors and trends, influence over the decisions and policies that drive business success and impact on business and economic performance.

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Karl Oczkowski
Senior Director, Corporate Communications & Public Relations
Canadian Chamber of Commerce

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